Director Planning, Research and Development Employment Opportunity – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)


Job Title:    Director Planning, Research
and Development

Organization:  National Information Technology
Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an
autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, The Authority
is under the general supervision of the Ministry of Information Communications
Technology and National Guidance (MOICT&NG).


The National Information Technology Authority, Uganda was established
with a mandate to coordinate, promote and monitor the development of IT in the
context of social and economic development of Uganda.


Job Summary:  The
Director Planning, Research and Development shall be responsible for
coordination and providing leadership including overall direction,
administration and control of the planning, monitoring & evaluation,
performance reporting; standards, policies and frameworks development; IT
Capacity building and skills development; and research functions of the


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: –
Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer Science, Statistics,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Software/ Computer
Systems Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics or in any other ICT
related discipline from a recognised institution;

Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer science, Statistics or their
equivalent or a closely related fi eld is a requirement;

IT Certifications such as Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT),
Certified Data Analyst (CDA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified
Information Systems Auditor (CISA), MCSE (Data Management and Analytics),
Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) or related field is an added advantage.

A PhD in
Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics or their equivalent or a
closely related fi eld is an added advantage.

in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.

minimum of Ten years’ experience in Planning and Management part of which
should have been in Information Technology in a reputable Public or Private
Organization, fi ve years of which should have been at Management Level;

research management experience required.

experience in planning in a Government organization will be an added advantage.

experience in leadership and management.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and
with the right personal attributes are required to complete and submit a NITA-U
Application Form, Download
 with a cover letter,
supported by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and
testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, email addresses of
both the applicant and three referees to the address below.


The Executive Director,

National Information Technology Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),

Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)

P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda

Tel: 0417 801 038


Or via email: (application shouldn’t be more than 10MBs)


Deadline: 26th October 2020.
(Not later than 1700 hrs. Local Time).


No application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed
standard application form (referred to above) and copies of academic documents.
All hand delivered applications MUST be stapled.




Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation,
influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature,
to influence the selection process in one’s favour, will automatically lead to
disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.


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